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Researchers Pinpoint Factor That Predicts Unplanned Hospital Readmissions

New research from West Virginia University suggests a widely used index to assess hospital patients’ risk of readmission may have a blind spot. Physicians and nurses use a tool called the “LACE index” to identify which patients are most likely...
14-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Professor’s work on detection of fast radio bursts detailed in Nature

When researchers first began working on the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment, or CHIME, they envisioned a radio telescope that would make precise measurements of the acceleration of the Universe to improve the knowledge of why the...
9-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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WVU maintains R1 status, ranking alongside most prestigious research universities

West Virginia University continues to rank among the nation’s elite research institutions as reflected in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
19-Dec-2018 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Researchers Investigate Treating Post-Stroke Depression with Magnetic Fields

Post-stroke depression stems from the cardiovascular changes in the brain that lead to a stroke in the first place. It’s a type of depression that scientists are just now starting to probe. At the West Virginia University School of Medicine, a...
13-Dec-2018 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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WVU history faculty earn prestigious NEH fellowships

Katherine Aaslestad and Tamba M’bayo, both professors in the Department of History, will each receive $60,000 for the 2019-2020 academic year to conduct research for their respective book projects.
12-Dec-2018 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Study suggests loneliness can hinder management of diabetes, hypertension

One isn’t just the loneliest number. It may also be the unhealthiest. New research led by Laurie Theeke in the WVU School of Nursing, suggests that loneliness can make it harder for middle-aged Appalachians to manage chronic conditions such as...
6-Dec-2018 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Physicists awarded $1.34 million to develop machine-learning software

Researchers from West Virginia University have received $1.34 million to develop machine-learning software for the U.S. Department of Energy.
4-Dec-2018 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

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WVU Cancer Institute studies new treatment for colorectal cancer using novel drug combination

Richard Goldberg, who directs the West Virginia University Cancer Institute, is searching for new ways to slow colorectal cancer’s progression. In a recent study, he and an international team of scientists investigated a new drug combination for...
28-Nov-2018 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites


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